Prensky claimed in 2001 that computer use had changed children’s brains. So quick? I thought evolution took longer than a week. They sliced Einstein’s brain up and found that despite a lifetime of brilliance it was no different to any other lump of grey matter. Prensky could ave learnt this from a primer on neuroscience.
This scarmonger had only one goal, to have yet another generation of tired and receptive teachers nod in agreement and blame kit they didn’t understand or couldn’t use and then the kids themselves. Nonsense. Is it really likely that ‘our students’ brains have physically changed – and are different from ours?’
Selwyn’s 2008 research concludes that Prensky’s Generation is no more homogenous than any other, with ample variation in attitudes and exposure to technologies and that in some instances, as in Belgium ‘internet use often clashes with rather than complements students progress.
Don’t you that face-to-face conversations with like minds or planning out an essay on sheets of paper in a quiet room is more effective than having all this yammering and incessant twittering going on around you?
You should now watch the Monty Python Spam sketch set to Lego animation.